Pastor Brian answered the call to ministry after more than 30 years in public education, retiring as the principal at Rieck Avenue School in Millville. As a member of the laity, he served the Church as an adult Sunday School teacher, Lay Leader, Nurture and Outreach Committee chairperson, choir member, and other roles. He was a member of the gospel quartet, “In His Name.” Pastor Brian has a heart for those on the margins of society and believes in the gospel’s transformative power to change individuals and communities. Prior to this appointment, he was already volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors at Trinity First Hope Center. He believes the church is at its best when we are showing Christ’s love to others in our words AND our actions. He has a doctorate degree from Seton Hall University and completed his studies to become a Deacon at Palmer Theological Seminary. Pastor Brian and his wife Nancy have been married for 28 years. They are excited about what God has in store for all of us as we work in ministry together at First Church!
Showing You the Way
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If Christians are to be a sign of the reign of God in their daily lives and if worship is to be the place that reminds us that we were baptized to show forth the reign of God in daily living, then what a great opportunity our congregation has to connect worship with the events that shape our lives.
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Pastor Jack and Sue Fosbenner
Jack is a fun-loving, hardworking Christ follower, working to be more like Christ each day and willing to share his faith with anyone. Jack enjoys mentoring and then watching others grow to seek Him as they walk the path that God has made for them. He was a New Jersey State Trooper for 13 years, Director of Camp Edge for 12 Years, and owned his own business.
Jack has been married to Sue Fosbenner for 43 years. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren - 4 boys and 2 girls. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, backpacking, mountain bike riding, walks with his wife and dogs, and exploring with his grandchildren.
Hello First UMC family! My name is Rachael Wilson and I am the new youth director at our church! My family and I have been coming to First UMC since I was five years old. Growing up in this church, many of you know I was a very shy kid. However, through much pruning and growing through trials and tribulations, God has made me into a more outspoken yet humble woman of God.
I am so honored to be able to pour into the youth of the church who has poured into me and is still doing so. The kids and the youth bring me so much joy even if they drive me crazy sometimes haha! They are the future generation and it is a great responsibility that God has placed me in this position. I am so excited for what God has in store for the youth group and for my life in ministry!
Some random facts about myself to get to know me a little more: I love playing the piano and singing, baking is such a fun and calm activity for me, when I was younger I thought Jesus had a surfer dude voice, I have a very empathetic heart and love to care for those around me. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just simply just want to talk about God!! Thank you!
Hi. I’m Veronica Anderson. I am honored to begin serving you all as Administrative Assistant in the church office. A lot of you know me from the Praise Team at the 9 am service. I’ve been married to my loving and interesting husband for 12 years. We have two children, Michelle is 9 and Nicholas is 7. I come from a construction background that ended 9 years ago with the birth of Michelle. When she was born I became a full-time mom and after Nicholas was born I really had my hands full. As they both started school, I started back to work. Miraculously finding Code Blue where I fit right in. Through Code Blue, we found First Church. We love our church. We have never felt more at home than we do at First Church. I look forward to meeting those I don’t know yet and to becoming even more involved with First Church as the years go on.